Ah, another childhood comfort food memory! My mom used to use the Lawry's* Sloppy Joe mix to which a can of tomato paste and a bit of water was added to the ground beef and onions. She would also serve home made french fries with that. And on the white fluffy hamburger buns lightly toasted. Probably not the healthiest food these days but as something you might do once in a blue moon for comfort food….
Sort of like grilled cheese sandwiches. Sure you can get gourmet ones with fancy breads and cheeses but for me the all time favorite is American cheese slices and white sandwich bread 😉
Lawry's is the brand in the States but is interchangeable with McCormick's here. I'm sure I've seen Sloppy Joe spice packs here.
Ok, did a little more research (yes, I have a ton of work to do but the occasional diversion…)
Anyway, found the list of ingredients in the seasoning packets, would be ok except that sugar is listed first! Sugar, Onion, Salt, Corn Starch, Spices (Including Paprika, Chili Pepper), Red And Green Bell Peppers, Garlic, Corn Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Vinegar Solids, And Natural Flavor
However, I found this recipe that seems close to this list without the sugar:http://www.food.com/recipe/sloppy-joe-seasoning-mix-73172
On the other hand, to be real comfort food it really has to be the original so for something I might do every few years or so i may just stick with the packet 🙂
It also contains hydrolized soy protein which is a nice sounding name for MSG. My Mom used to use it too. Oh those childhood memories!
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